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WCU Dance Team to Hold Fall Auditions on Aug. 25

July 11, 2013

Cullowhee, N.C. - Fall auditions for the 2013-14 Western Carolina University Dance Team will be held Sunday, August 25 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm in Studio One of the Campus Recreation Center.

The audition is open to all full-time WCU students in good academic standing. Tryouts are for a commitment for the entire 2013-14 academic year including football and both men's and women's basketball season. Additional expectations include attendance at the 2014 Southern Conference Basketball Championships in Asheville, N.C., and participation in all mandatory fundraising activities with the squad, team building events and community service projects.

Mandatory requirements for tryout/team include: • Switch leaps (both directions), leap in second, turning disc • Triple turns (both directions) • Turns in second combination (one 8 count) • Toe touch and other jumps • Choreography (learn a short dance--jazz, pom and/or hip hop) • Timed mile run (under 9 minutes)

Tryout participants are asked to please wear athletic, dance attire that will allow you to perform your best. Be prepared to run by bringing running shoes, as well as all other dance shoes you may need to perform jazz, hip hop and pom routines. CATCARDS ARE REQUIRED TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE CRC!

Tryout registration and assumption of risk forms are required and will be available on-site for the audition. If you are under the age of 18, please E-mail Jessica Graning at prior to the tryout to complete the assumption of risk form with parent/guardian signature.

For more information on the WCU Dance Team and its 2013-14 auditions, please contact either Shauna Sage ( or Jessica Graning (